Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover

The Good Attaches to the iPad 2 magnetically; folds quickly into a stand; light; automatically wakes and puts the iPad 2 to sleep.

The Bad Doesn't protect the edges or sides of the iPad 2; flaps about when open; stand doesn't work in portrait mode.

The Bottom Line Apple's Smart Cover for the iPad 2 is a good solution if you like travelling light, but still want to protect your tablet's screen. Its ability to fold into a stand is also very handy.

Editors' Rating
7.5 Overall

Review

Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover

Apple's made a glamorous, Pixar-inspired movie to entice you into purchasing the Smart Cover, which aims to protect the front of your iPad 2. The Smart Cover isn't so sexy in person, but its simplicity means we won't be taking ours off. It's not suitable for true gadget abusers, though, and it can be annoyingly flappy at times.

The fabric version of the case costs £35, while the leather one will set you back £59.

Magnetic attraction

The best thing about the Smart Cover is that it attaches to the iPad 2 via the magic of magnetism. The Smart Cover's hinged side connects to the side of the iPad 2 with a satisfying click, and the cover itself clings to the tablet's screen like a baby monkey clings to its mother.

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